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Safety device makes difference in high-speed crash

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The Toyota sedan hit a safety device mounted on the back of a DOT work truck. DOT officials say the crash impact attenuator is designed for the situations like this, and is the reason no one was killed. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Soles dodges questions about latest run-in with "Frog"

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video Former state Sen. R.C. Soles has been a tough man to get a hold of recently, but today we spotted him at Gov. Perdue's event in Whiteville. Full story...
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Perdue's security vigilant but unchanged after threat

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Earlier this week a man was arrested for allegedly saying, "When you see Bev Perdue with a .38 slug in her head, I did it." The man had apparently gotten angry at a DMV office when he made the comment. Full story...
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Police: Frog hits Senator Soles in the back; Soles takes a bite out of Frog

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Another strange chapter in the R.C. Soles saga. Tabor City Police say the former senator got into a couple of fights with Allen Strickland over the weekend. Full story...
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Perdue to visit Whiteville, Leland

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Gov. Bev Perdue will visit two area towns this week. The governor today kicked off a two-week jobs tour of businesses and classrooms. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Chadbourn leaders refuse to talk about Town Manager's legal problems

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video It's the traffic stop that turned into some serious charges. Earlier this week Chadbourn Town Manager Stevie Cox was arrested for impersonating a cop after a state trooper said Cox handed him a police badge and said he was the chief. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: State Trooper claims Chadbourn Town Manager showed him badge and said, "I'm the Chief"

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video He was caught speeding and given a ticket, but this traffic stop soon led to a much more serious charge. So why is Chadbourn Town Manager Stevie Cox facing a charge of impersonating an officer? Full story...
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Admitted bank robber makes court appearance

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A man who admitted robbing two Columbus County banks made his first appearance in court today. Investigators say 29-year-old Jonathan Bo Drye admitted robbing the first bank in Whiteville yesterday and the BB&T in Riegelwood last week. Full story...
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EPA adds Riegelwood site to Superfund list

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video The US Environmental Protection Agency is adding 10 new hazardous waste sites that risk people's health and threaten the environment to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites and is proposing to include 15 additional sites. The list includes a site in Riegelwood. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Mom accused of taking daughter to a street fight is no longer a county school employee

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video The Whiteville mother accused of taking her daughter to a street fight and then cheering her on is no longer an employee of Columbus County Schools. On Monday night the Columbus County Board of Education spent part of their monthly meeting behind close doors to discuss Aneshia Cartret's employment status. Full story...
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Everyday guy turns millionaire

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video One man is $1 million richer from a Powerball ticket he bought at a store in Whiteville. Dreams really do come true, and the community says it couldn't have happened to a better guy. Full story...
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Whiteville farmer wins million dollars on lottery ticket

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Russell Menser, a farmer from Whiteville, can count himself among the luckiest people in Columbus County after the Powerball ticket he purchased for the Feb. 26 drawing wound up being worth $1 million. Full story...
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DEVELOPING STORY: B.J. Wright arrested in SC, returns to Columbus County

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video The man hunt for B.J. Wright has finally ended. Wright was arrested this morning across the state line in Horry County, SC. The Columbus County Sheriff's Department brought him back to the Columbus County Courthouse this afternoon. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: A look at B.J. Wright's Bonding Info Report

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A closer look at the charges and bond amounts B.J. Wright is facing... Full story...
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Whiteville baseball coach gets tossed out of season opener against Laney

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video Whiteville baseball coach Brett Harwood only watched half the game on Tuesday night in the Wolfpack's baseball season opener against the defending state 4-A champions, Laney High School. Full story...
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